What's open and closed in Waterloo region on Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day is on Monday, which means government offices and banks will be closed and other services may have reduced hours.
A Grand River Transit bus has the message Lest We Forget for Remembrance Day. GRT will run its normal schedule on Monday, although some buses will be detoured and ION trains will be stopped for part of the day for the Remembrance Day service at the Kitchener cenotaph. (Gary Graves/CBC)

Remembrance Day is on a Monday, which means there may be changes to some services on that day.

See our list of Remembrance Day services.

What's open/not impacted

Waste, recycling, green bin and yard waste will see pick up as usual, but waste sites in Waterloo and Cambridge are closed.

Grand River Transit will be operating on a regular schedule. Note: The ION LRT will not run between Grand River Hospital and Mill stations between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. to accommodate Remembrance Day ceremonies at the Kitchener Cenotaph. Shuttle buses will run between those stations, customers should board at 301R ION replacement shuttle stops marked with a red stop marker. Routes 1, 3, 4, 7, 8 and 204 will also be on detour from the start of the service until 2 p.m.

Ainslie Street Terminal.

GRT Customer Service is open 24-hours.

GRT MobilityPLUS.

Ken Seiling Waterloo Region Museum is open 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Region of Waterloo International Airport.

Sunnyside Wellness Centre.

Employment Resource Centres.

Region of Waterloo Customer Service Line Open 24/7: 519-575-4400.

Kitchener Public Library - all branches are open regular hours.

All Kitchener pools.

All Kitchener community centres.

Budd Park Indoor Facility.

The Activa Sportsplex opens at 7 a.m.

Moses Springer Community Centre in Waterloo will open at 4 p.m. for regular programs.

LCBO stores will operate on reduced hours. All LCBO stores in Waterloo region will open at noon until their normal closing hours.

What's closed

All regional, city and township administrative offices.


Cambridge and Waterloo landfill sites for residential waste drop-off.

Region of Waterloo Children's Centres and Home Child Care Program offices.

Community Alzheimer Adult Day Program (all locations)

Seniors' Services Administration.

All branches of the Region of Waterloo Library.

Adult Recreation Centre at 185 King St. S., Waterloo (open for Central Church only).

All Kitchener community centres.

No city programming at Wing 404 RCAFA Rotary Adult Centre, but it is open for a Remembrance Day event.

The Activa Box Office at The Aud.

Schneider Haus.

McDougall Cottage.